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Registration Open for 2018 National Summit on Education Reform

It’s time to make plans for #EIE18! Join Governor Jeb Bush and ExcelinEd for the 11th annual National Summit on Education Reform on December 5-7 in Washington, D.C. Register Now! During the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform, ExcelinEd and Governor Jeb Bush will host more than 1,000 legislators, state superintendents, policymakers and advocates working to build a brighter […]

Michigan Career Pathways Bill Helps Students and Businesses Succeed

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation to ensure all Michigan students graduate with the skills and abilities they need to succeed in life after high school. The Marshall Plan components in Senate Bill 941 provides $22 million in incentives for school districts to offer courses that allow students to earn industry certifications that lead to […]

Statement on Janus vs. AFSCME Supreme Court Decision

Today, the United States Supreme Court sided with Mr. Mark Janus in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, ruling that it is unconstitutional to force public-sector employees to pay mandatory fees to a union. “Public employee unions, including teachers unions, have long been able to put the agenda of Big Labor bosses above the needs […]

New case study answers questions on public charter school growth

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) and the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) today released a new case study to answer pressing questions about why public charter schools are growing at slower rates despite strong demand and serving communities well. Over the past four years, the annual rate of charter school growth declined precipitously […]

North Carolina Students Benefit in New State Budget

More North Carolina students will have access to computer science classes, special needs programs and career training opportunities after the 2018-19 amended state budget became law today. The budget will take effect on July 1. Education highlights in the new state budget include: A $3 million increase to the Children with Disabilities Scholarship program. This […]

Popular Program Preparing Colorado Students for High-Demand Professions Will be Expanded

More Colorado students will soon have access to career-focused paths that prepare them for high-paying jobs in high-growth fields. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1266 on Tuesday, expanding the popular Career Development Success Program. During a two-year pilot program, nearly 30 school districts have received a roughly $500 bonus for each student who earned […]

Colorado’s Young Readers Will Benefit From Boosts to Early Literacy Program

Colorado policymakers are improving an important program to help more students read at grade level by the time they leave third grade – one of the most critical, life-changing skills in a child’s development. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1393 earlier this week. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Millie Hamner, Rep. Tony Exum and […]

Oklahomans Will Have Clearer View of School Finances as Gov. Fallin Signs Financial Transparency Legislation

Oklahoma parents and leaders will soon have access to enhanced information on how much funding a school is receiving, average per-pupil spending and other information after Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2860 today. “Parents, school leaders, policymakers and community members deserve access to transparent financial data on how much funding is being generated and […]

Georgia Expands Opportunities for Students to Access Schools That Best Meet Their Needs

Today Gov. Nathan Deal signed two bills that will help thousands of students find the best path to success in schools, careers and in life. House Bill 217 expands Georgia’s successful tax credit scholarship program so thousands more students can participate. The program currently serves nearly 14,000 students. House Bill 787 creates more funding parity […]

Successes of Public Charter School Students, Educators Celebrated During National Charter Schools Week

In a record-breaking year that saw national public charter school enrollment surpass 3.2 million students for the first time, ExcelinEd is joining states and partners across the country in celebrating National Charter Schools Week, May 7-11. The public charter school movement has proven their commitment to providing families high-quality educational options, practicing innovative academic approaches and earning improved student results.  “Thank you to all […]